It appears that our lovable Android friend has got a bit of momentum going on his side in the United States. According to the NPD Group, Android smartphone sales have pushed Apple’s iPhone out of the number 2 position in the U.S. for the first quarter of 2010. Research In Motion’s BlackBerry platform still holds onto the number 1 position, however.

  1. BlackBerry – 36 percent
  2. Android – 28 percent
  3. iPhone – 21 percent

The report also noted that while average cell phone prices rose 5 percent to $88 in the past quarter, smartphone prices actually dropped 3 percent to an average price of $151, which seems to show that the carriers are continuing a push of smartphones on the general consumer.

[via PhoneScoop]